Family Promise is Proud to Announce the Launch of its Intercultural Harmony Initiative!

The Intercultural Harmony Initiative is a project funded by Laura Jane Musser Fund. It is aimed at promoting intercultural interconnection through volunteerism in the Laramie community. What does this mean?

  • FPAC and a multicultural team of volunteers have designed a survey to measure intercultural interaction within our community. This survey will be distributed in April 2021, and again in January of 2022.
  • For the next nine months, FPAC will be partnering with groups around town to host four events aimed at bringing different groups from our community together to engage with cultural ideas outside their home culture. These projects could be anything from speaking events, symposiums, intercultural pot-lucks, painting murals, etc. Groups interested in funding for these projects should reach out to our team.
  • We will also be engaging with these groups to promote volunteer activities available throughout the community.

To start things off we are partnering with the Black Student Studies Center on the launch of the “Speak No Evil” seminar.

For more information, if you are interested in becoming involved, or would like to volunteer, please contact us at 307-742-6480 and ask for Cole.

You can also email us at director.familypromise82070@gmail.com

 

Virtual Pilot Program: “Speak No Evil” 

Speak No Evil is a virtual male focus group that invites University of Wyoming administrators, faculty, staff, and community members age 21 and above to begin courageous conversations centered on race, racism, and American society. From this platform, Speak No Evil will engage in broad-ranging weekly conversations that grapple with the complexities surrounding the conditions and determinants of America’s current social atmosphere. Speak No Evil represents a “safe space” for participants to discuss strategies and techniques that challenge and deconstruct harmful paradigms while creating solutions that address meaningful societal change and progress. Speak No Evil will meet weekly beginning Saturday, April 3, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until noon, and every Saturday in April (April 10, April 17, April 24) after that. Participants who complete this focus group will receive a certificate of completion highlighting social justice activism development from the University of Wyoming’s Black Studies Center; if you are interested in participating in this pilot focus group, RSVP to Mr. Benjamin Herdt bherdt@uwyo.edu.
Mission Statement 
The Speak No Evil focus group seeks to create an accepting and challenging environment concerning race, privilege, and our current social atmosphere that centers participants lived experiences to guide salient discussions.
Overarching Goal 

Provide pathways to generate rich and open discussions that encourage in-depth, courageous conversations, that challenge and extend the mainstream dominant discourse on the impact of race and privilege.